In September 2005, the People's Republic of China announced an order for 300 JT56ACe locomotives. The locomotives were jointly manufactured by EMD and China's own Dalian Locomotive Works. They are dual cab locomotives.
Number 0301 - 0330 are single cab locomotives. They are coupled back to back and used on Tibet line.
Number 7001 - 7002 are delivered to Shenhua Mining Group.